Greg Bronson CTS-D (He/Him)

Director, Standards and Technical Editor, AVIXA

About Greg Bronson CTS-D

In my role with AVIXA standards and content teams I provide technical advisement and strategic leadership. This primarily includes standards publications and the Exam Guide books. My interests span the broad spectrum of AV/IT technologies and systems our industry provides.  Prior to taking a staff role with AVIXA I worked supporting AV/IT solutions for both public and private education as a "Technology Manager" (roles including repair, installation, design and project management) as well as a longtime volunteer for AVIXA education and standards programs.

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Mar 18, 2024

Just also adding to see this previous post CTS-D Exam Guide (2nd Ed) Errata | AVIXA Xchange

Oct 30, 2023
Replying to Sheldon Lawrie

Greetings.  I'm wondering if you have ever come across a situation where every second speaker can occasionally receive a different paging source? This is being done in a hospital and I'm wondering if there are any AVIXA standards that cover this. Thanks.

Hello Sheldon - AVIXA doesn't have any standard that covers this situation.  Seems pretty unique but perhaps others in this forum have encountered similar and might comment?

Jun 22, 2023

Hi Christopher - interesting question.  Per CTS-D Exam Guide 2nd Edition starting ~page 145, it's an approximation of speaker spacing (creating overlap) delta of the distance (not area) between two speakers from otherwise "edge to edge" coverage distance.  

May 12, 2023

Hi Chris - Good question; and the way you've phrased it shows you have a good understanding of the topic.  As you reference it's about accounting for max dB loss from source to listener(s).  Assuming uniform coverage pattern and listener positions your second choice - "...where the neighboring loudspeaker provides equal coverage" makes sense.  But for listener positions (if any) around outside edges of the coverage pattern area it could be your first choice; "..edge of dispersion cone".  Given headroom is also part of the equation, can't hurt to use that as the larger of the two.

Mar 21, 2023
Replying to Michael Hooper, CTS-I

Thanks Greg.  Having formed an independent study group for higher education AV tech managers wishing to gain a higher level of CTS accreditation, and completed the previous CTS-D study guide myself, I am planning to purchase the new CTS-D exam study guide and will be taking the exam as soon as I work up the nerve to sign up ...maybe at InfoComm.  

Nice!  Kudos for your ongoing professional development - keep us posted!

Jan 19, 2023

Ratnesh's passion and free sharing of his experience with, and for, Standards was the hallmark of AV industry volunteerism.   Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this time of loss.

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Aug 30, 2022

I'd agree that "software based" solutions will continue to increase.  To be a bit more specific, these are applications that use (often in the cloud) "generic" processing power to handle some aspect(s) of AV signals and/or functions - be it audio, video and/or (as you note) control.  This is mostly happening in the "middle" of the system signal flow (input and output devices by and large persist).  So, I'd also see it (continuing to) evolving workforce training content but depending on job roles (and tasks) the core pro AV knowledge (existing) will still be needed.  Outside of AI (another topic!) switches, knobs and dials, whether physical or virtual, don't move themselves to proper settings in a specific AV system/environment.   Is it not more of a shift of learning (new) custom software apps vs. dealing with as many "hands on" boxes?

Aug 24, 2022
Replying to Greg Bronson CTS-D

Same goes for the CTS-I JTA

and of course the CTS-D JTA